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“Nature has many tricks wherewith she convinces man of his infinity, – the ceaseless flow of the tides, the fury of storm, the shock of the earthquake, the long roll of heavens artillery, – but the most tremendous, the most stupefying of all, is the passive phase of the White... Continue reading
“The nature of the psyche reaches into obscurities far beyond the scope of our understanding. It contains as many riddles as the universe with its galactic systems, before whose majestic configurations only a mind lacking in imagination can fail to admit its own insufficiency. This extreme uncertainty of human comprehension... Continue reading
“This is the irony: Buddhist meditation teachers counsel a kind of detachment that should in theory leave you neither happy nor sad. But by the end of one of these retreats, almost invariably, you’re happy. And you’re happy in particular ways: more appreciative of beauty, feeling more distance from ordinary... Continue reading
“We are all convinced that we desire the truth above all. Nothing strange about this. It is natural to man, an intelligent being, to desire the truth. (I still dare to speak of man as ‘an intelligent being’!) But actually, what we desire is not ‘the truth’ so much as... Continue reading
“The other day there was a beautiful whistling of titmice - and now today one of them lay dead on the grass under the house, which may well have been some fault of mine, as we dumped some calcium chloride on a couple of anthills - not as a poison... Continue reading
“It is not enough merely to look into the space of happiness or sadness; it is important to have pure presence constant in that flow. If the power of meditation is not constant, it is impossible to remain long in the place of nondual perception. Thoughts that arise intermittently will... Continue reading
Here is the list of my favourite books from Thich Nhat Hanh Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. The Miracle of... Continue reading
Hi, My name is Cipriano Esposito and this is my blog about books. I love to read and I'll use this space to share opinions about books. Continue reading
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Dec 31, 2012